Thursday, February 22, 2018

A Hole or a Window? A Perspective on Loss

I never thought making a PB & J sandwich would turn out to be a spiritual experience. My young niece had slathered the peanut butter and jelly on the first slice of bread. When we pulled out the second slice and laid it on top of the first a look of extreme distress contorted her face.

“It has a hole in it!” she cried. A one-inch gaping hole turned her delicious lunch into a disaster. It was not what she expected.

"That's not a hole, that's a window," I exclaimed enthusiastically. "Look. You can see right into your sandwich. Isn't that amazing?" I peered intently into the 'window' and she followed suit. Her mealtime disaster suddenly transformed into a fascinating and very special sandwich.

So what 'holes' are threatening to steal your joy today? Are you staring at a hole in your life and wondering how to fix it?

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


I admit it - I have been missing the mark of late. 

How could I write a book about hearing God and how to make decisions using God's guidance and 'suddenly' find myself not making good decisions?  

Where did I go wrong?

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


With all the disasters and heartache in the news, how do we find joy? I realized a number of years ago that my life was exceedingly joyless, routine and lackluster. I wasn't even sure I knew what joy was anymore.Life seemed to consist of endless lists of chores, none of which excited me--laundry, groceries, cooking, cleaning. On top of that money was in short supply. Not on the list--dinners out, vacations, etc. So how did I find joy?